Category Archives: Amuse My Big Bouche

Green Peppercorn Squid

Green Peppercorn Squid |

Like many foodies in the universe, what I cook depends on my mood.

Good or bad, high or low, my emotional status determines what will come out of the Thai Me Up Kitchen. Birthdays and breakups both end in cake. Bacon for Saturday lie ins. Popping champagne to celebrate getting that promotion, and cookie dough ice cream if you didn’t. Here’s real talk, friends; there is no better way to commemorate or commiserate life’s events than with food. Read More →

Crab Rangoons

Crab Rangoons|

Hello, folks!

Happy year of the Goat and one year anniversary of Thai Me Up Kitchen.Yup, that’s right. It’s been one whole year of burnt fingers, failed recipes, photo-editing hell, and attempts to write code (and failing miserably), all in the name of bringing you food porn.

So thank you all for your support/comments, even if you are a spam robot from Russia, ruining my google stats. I love it all. 

Alright now, enough with the sentiment. Let’s get this party started with my favourite party snack, the Crab Rangoon.

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Goats’ Cheese stuffed Japalenos topped with Fig & Bacon


Goats' cheese stuffed Jalapenos, topped tihe fig and bacon |

G loves to take the piss out of (make fun of) my American love, ok, obsession with fried food, fried food stuffed with cheese and fried food topped with even more cheese.

He just doesn’t get it and he never will. But like I said before, it’s the beard that saves him.

It is no coincidence that as I typed up this post, I misspelled fried with friend every time. This can’t be just a Freudian typo. Friend or fried, fried or friend – they are equally important in my book. They both feed the soul. Though seriously, is there any greater pleasure than sharing a plate of cheese fries with your bestie?

I didn’t think so.  

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Panko-Crusted Trout Fish Cakes with Easy Sweet Chilli Mayo

Panko Crusted Trout Fish Cakes |

You know that game when your friends describe you in three words? I never get described as nice. Like ever. Just for once I would like to get nice. I envy nice people.

My envy, I guess, makes me not so nice.


Ok, fine. I’ll never be nice. But you can also bet that I’ll never be described as a fussy or, as they say here, a finickity eater. Finickity. I love that word.

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Pork and Vegetable Potstickers


pork and vegetable potstickers |

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Celebrate Chinese New Year with these babies as a delicious starter.

Potstickers are one of my favourite foods. In fact, if potstickers were their own food group, they would be the foundation of my food pyramid, the tallest bar in the graph, the largest triangle in my pie chart. Hmm pie. But let’s not get off subject here or speak of geometry. Nobody wants that. 

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